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Move to cover up police firearms

2 hours 22 min ago
Firearms carried by police officers in Scotland are expected to be covered with a new type of holster to make them less visible to the public.

Man Utd consider midweek friendlies

2 hours 24 min ago
Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendly matches abroad in the absence of Champions League football.

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

2 hours 28 min ago
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".

Tooth decay in toddlers - top tips

2 hours 30 min ago
Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth

Education boost as budget deal done

2 hours 31 min ago
The Liberal Democrats have signed a deal with Labour to pass the Welsh government budget, which includes extra spending on education and the completion of a link road.

Nuns killed in PSNI vehicle crash

2 hours 35 min ago
Two nuns are killed in a collision involving an unmarked police vehicle in Newry, County Down.

Analysis: Can extremism plan work?

2 hours 40 min ago
Is Theresa May's plan to tackle extremists workable?

Pardew set to stay as Newcastle boss

2 hours 42 min ago
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is thought to be safe for the time being, despite his side being second bottom of the top flight.

VIDEO: Drone captures Hong Kong protest

2 hours 52 min ago
Footage filmed by a drone captures the scale of Saturday's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong's central business district.

Greg James breaks twerking record

3 hours 3 min ago
Nick Grimshaw's Guinness World twerking record is broken by fellow Radio 1 DJ Greg James immediately after his attempt.

Girl, 15, 'may be heading to Syria'

3 hours 4 min ago
A teenage girl from Bristol who was reported missing may be attempting to get to Syria, police say.

The battle over GP opening

3 hours 5 min ago
Are longer GP hours answer to improving access to services?

Donetsk airport clash violates truce

3 hours 7 min ago
Officials in eastern Ukraine say artillery is pounding the Donetsk airport area, where Ukrainian troops are resisting pro-Russian separatists.

In pictures: The lure of gold

3 hours 8 min ago
Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea

Chinese cinema set for record year

3 hours 9 min ago
Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show.

Muslim NFL player's 'prayer penalty'

3 hours 14 min ago
US Kansas City Chiefs NFL player Husain Abdullah is penalised after celebrating a touchdown by falling to his knees in prayer, reports say.

Shake-up could see 11 schools close

3 hours 15 min ago
Three secondary and eight primary schools could close to make way for three "superschools" as part of a £75m shake-up in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

3 hours 16 min ago
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.

MP sting investigation 'urgent'

3 hours 23 min ago
Chairman of press watchdog says an investigation into the sting that led to a Conservative minister's resignation is of "urgent public concern"

UK second quarter growth revised up

3 hours 24 min ago
UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.

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